About the temple
The temple is among the 108 divaydesam of Sri Vaishnavas and comes under the choza naadu group of temples. Moolavar is Lord Valvil Ramar in reclining posture. Goddess Sita does not appear along with the Lord as it depicts the period when Sita was separated by Ravana from the Lord. There are 2 prakarams in the temple. Just 2 kms from the temple is Mandangudi, the birth place of Thondaradipadi Azhwar/Alwar.
How to reach
The temple is close to Swamimalai near Kumbakonam and can be visited along with other temples having Tanjavur base. It is about 10 kms from Kumbakonam and 5 kms from Swamimalai, the famous Murugan (Karthikeyan) temple. It can be easily visited along with Thiruaadhanoor divyadesam that is just about a km away.
Nearest railhead: Kumbakonam
Nearest airport: Trichy
Specialty of the temple
Lord Rama in the temple is found with four hands (chaturbhujam) with Shangu Chakra and Bhooma devi near the feet of the Lord. This is unique as in no other divyadesam, Lord Rama is present in this form. The Yoga Narasimhar here is popular as Udyoga narasimhar as it is believed that worshipping Narasimhar here would bring about good employment prospects.
Potramaraiyaal (Hemambujavalli )
Pushkarni and Vimanam
The pushkarni is known as Kruthra Theertham while the vimanam is known as Shobana Vimanam
Timings and Contact Details
The temple is open from 7.30 am to 12.30 in the mornings and from 4 pm to 7.30 pm in the evenings. The priest name is Gopal Bhattachar and can be contacted at 0-9443525365
Temples in proximity
Aandalakkum aiyan perumal temple- Thiruaadhanoor,
Gajendra Varadhan perumal temple- Thirukapisthalam,
Harasaapavimochana perumal temple- Thirukandiyur,
Aaduthurai perumal temple- Thirukoodalur
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